Exhibition: Rhayader Art Group

Rhayader Art Group's "Summer Exhibition" showcases their range of talents with all original artwork for sale. Prints and greetings cards also available.

Open daily from 10am until 5pm at the Visitor Centre.

 

Gorffennaf hyd Fedi
Grŵp Celf Rhaeadr

Arddangosfa o dalentau amrywiol a’r gwaith celf unigryw ar werth.  Printiau a chardiau cyfarchion hefyd ar gael.

 

 

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Elan Valley Walking Festival / Cwm Elan Gŵyl Gerdded

Get your walking boots on and join us between the 5th and 11th September for seven days of discovering the beautiful Elan Valley Estate, including evening events and activities with walks, talks and more…

Our events are graded to help you choose the appropriate walk:

Gwisgwch eich esgidiau cerdded ac ymunwch â ni rhwng y 5ed a’r 11fed o Fedi am saith diwrnod o ddarganfod prydferthwch Ystâd Cwm Elan, gan gynnwys digwyddiadau gyda’r hwyr a gweithgareddau gyda cherdded, areithiau a mwy ....

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Food & Drink Tasting Event

Come and enjoy local and Welsh produce with Elan Links’ second annual  food & drink tasting event! Drop in and see what tasty treats you can find at Rhayader Museum & Gallery.

 

 

 

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Noson Blasu Bwyd a Diod Lleol
Dydd Sadwrn 5 - 11yb-4yp.
Dewch i fwynhau cynnyrch lleol a Chymreig ar achlysur ail ŵyl fwyd a diod flynyddol Elan Links yn Amgueddfa ac Oriel Rhaeadr.

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Up the Drygarn and Back

See some amazing views from the Valley’s tallest mountain. Experience the stunning scenery from the top of Drygarn Fawr, the tranquillity of Llyn Carw and visit two historic standing stones with Powys Ramblers member Graham. A steady climb and rough moorland walking demands a reasonable degree of fitness on this 10 mile walk. Meet at Llannerch y Cawr car park.

 

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Dam Open Day

Join our Rangers at one of our big Dam Open Days - an exclusive chance to venture into Pen y Garreg Dam and up to the central tower. You’ll enjoy a bird's-eye view of the dam wall – and learn about the feat of engineering that made Elan.

Park at Penbont car park and take a walk through the woodland, up the steps to the dam entrance. There is no need to book, simply turn up anytime between 1pm and 4pm.

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Storytelling Tour

Join storyteller Kama Roberts as she weaves local mythical tales and legends on a minibus tour of the Elan and Claerwen Valleys. £3 per person. To book please visit Eventbrite. Meet at Rhayader Museum & Gallery.

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Ymunwch â’r chwedleuwr Kama Roberts wrth iddi blethu chwedlau mytholegol lleol tra ar daith mewn bws mini o amgylch Dyffryn Claerwen a Chwm Elan. £3 y pen. I gadw lle ymwelwch ag Eventbrite. Man cyfarfod yn Amgueddfa ac Oriel Rhaeadr.

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An Artist in the Valley - A Talk by Kate Green

Join current artist in residence Kate Green for an evening talk on her residency, walking and more at the Elan Valley Hotel. Booking recommended: please visit Eventbrite. For more information, email beth.rees@elanvalley.org.uk

Please note - this event is in the Elan Valley Hotel, which is 2.5 miles out of Rhayader.

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Ancient Sites of the Elan Valley

An opportunity to visit a wealth of historical and ancient sites within a scenic, 8 mile walk. David James and Vic Pardoe will take you on a walk of discovery as they show you a wealth of disused mines, prehistorical sites and an old inn! This will be a strenuous walk. Please wear your walking boots, appropriate outdoor clothing and bring refreshments. Dogs on leads allowed. Meet at Llannerch y Cawr car park.

 

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Gynon Gander

Chris Franks will lead this 9 mile walk in the upper Claerwen, which mostly has good walking conditions with a few rough patches. Proceed along the scenic Arban Valley to the edge of the Moel Prysgau plantation. We will then walk to the summit of Crug Gynon, visiting the cairn that has dramatic views of the mighty Llyn Gynon to the north and the source of the Towey River to the south. Walking northeast, we overlook the bog of Bryn Trapau then proceed back along Esgair Garthen with stunning elevated views of the Claerwen Reservoir and the most remote working farm in Wales.

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Village Tour

Learn about the history of Caban Coch Dam, the workers’ village and other stories on this easy one mile walk.

Meet at the Visitor Centre.

 

Dydd Sadwrn 7 – Taith y Pentref
2-3.30yp. Dysgwch am hanes argae Caban Coch, pentref y gweithwyr ac hanesion eraill ar y daith gerdded un filltir hawdd yma.

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Beginners Navigation / Mordwyo i Ddechreuwyr

Join Terry Smith for a hands-on day of map and compass reading. With both theory and practical application this workshop will improve your understanding of maps and access to the countryside. N.B. An advanced workshop will be held on 12th September.Please book your place by visiting: https://walkfest.eventbrite.co.uk. Meet at the Visitor Centre.

 

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A Walk to the Dambusters Dam

Want to explore a little bit of history? Join us on the 4 mile walk that takes you as close to the reservoir as you can get before reaching Nant y Gro. The walk led by Chris from Powys Ramblers involves a strenuous climb to Ty’n y Pant with great views before dropping down to the road and returning through woodland. All on good tracks suitable for families; all welcome. Meet at the Visitor Centre.

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Mindful Walk / Taith Gerdded Ymwybyddiaeth Ofalgar

Join Mindfulness Consultant Juliet Firstbrook for a gentle, mindful walk in the Elan Valley and allow yourself the chance to unwind and breathe.

Places are limited, so please book ahead:To book please visit Eventbrite. Meet at Penbont car park. No dogs allowed.  Minimum age 6, children must be supervised. 

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Ymunwch â’r Ymgynghorydd Ymwybyddiaeth Ofalgar Juliet Firstbrook ar daith gerdded ystyrlon a rhwydd, gan roi’r cyfle i chi ymlacio.Ni chaniateir cŵn.

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Pen y Garreg Peregrination

Come for an energetic 9.5 mile circular walk with Yvonne Gulley, taking in Crugyn Ci, Cefn Rhydoldog and the Moelfryns, with good views on a clear day. The terrain is rough, with a few climbs. Meet at Penbont car park.

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Pererindod i Ben y Garreg
Dydd Iau 10 - 9.30yb.
Dewch ar daith gerdded gylchol ac egnïol o 9.5 milltir gydag Yvonne Gulley, i Crugyn Ci, Cefn Rhydoldog a’r Moelfryniau, gyda golygfeydd godidog ar ddiwrnod clir. Mae’r tir yn arw gyda dringo mewn mannau. Man cyfarfod ym maes parcio Penbont.

 

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A Different View of the Valley

Join Tudor Davies for a 7 mile strenuous circular walk, exploring the heights around Coed y Foel, Craig Cnwch and Carngafallt, with different views and outlook of the Elan Valley. Meet at the Elan Village Toilets SN 931648.

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Golygfa Wahanol o’r Cwm Dydd Gwener
11 - 9yb.
Ymunwch â Tudor Davies am daith gerdded gylchol ac egnïol o 7 milltir, gan ddarganfod yr ucheldir o amgylch Coed y Foel, Craig Cnwch a Charngafallt, gyda golygfeydd gwahanol o Gwm Elan. Man cyfarfod yng Nghyfleusterau Pentref Elan SN 931648.

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Elan Valley Geology Talk

Join geology expert Dr Charlie Bendall for a fascinating talk on the geology of the Elan Valley in Rhayader Museum & Gallery. Light refreshment provided.

Booking recommended: please visit Eventbrite.

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Ymunwch â’r arbenigwr daeareg Dr Charlie Bendall am sgwrs ddifyr ar ddaeareg Cwm Elan yn Amgueddfa ac Oriel Rhaeadr. Darperir lluniaeth ysgafn.

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Advanced Navigation / Mordwyaeth Uwch

Join Terry Smith for a hands-on day of navigating in open country with map and compass. An advanced workshop - knowledge of map reading and compass use is essential. N.B. A beginners navigation workshop will be held on 8th September. Please book your place. Meet at the Visitor Centre.

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Start in Oils Workshop

Local artist Angela May Lewis will provide you with full tuition to create an oil painting on canvas from start to finish, using various tools and techniques. Suitable for all abilities.

Places are limited, so please book in advance.

£30 per person, payable in advance.

Please contact the Elan Valley Visitor Centre on 01597 810880 to book.

 

Dydd Sadwrn 12 - Gweithdy Dechrau mewn Olew

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Blast Off! Bottle Rockets

Come along to the Visitor Centre to design, manufacture and launch your own rocket.

Only £3 for your rocket materials.

Please book in advance on 01597 810880.

No unaccompanied children please.

 

Dydd Sul 20 – Chwythiad! Rocedi Potel
10yb – 12yp & 1 – 3yp. Dewch i’r Ganolfan Ymwelwyr i gynllunio, cynhyrchu a lansio’ch rocet eich hun.

Dim ond £3 am eich deunydd roced.

Dim plant digwmni.

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